Seed pod

In 1974 Waikato Museum acquired a selection of items, including this seed pod, from Graham Jackson. Jackson was a New Zealand anthropologist who spent time living with and researching the Kopon and the Kalam people of the Lower Kaironk Valley in Papua New Guinea.

Jackson fieldnotes: Name of plant = mjawn; seed = magon. This has a little stone on it and it has been used as a rattle to entertain babies and may also be used as a whistle to imitate birds. Manufacture unknown, probably anybody.
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Seed pod.
20 x 20mm - height x diameter.
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Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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